Press Release

New Resource — Tracking Transmission Reform

Introducing the State Impact Center's new web resource: Tracking Transmission Reform, which features videos from AGs about why transmission reform is a critical aspect of climate response and provides background on how FERC is approaching the overhaul.

Intro­duc­ing the State Impact Cen­ter’s new web resource: Track­ing Trans­mis­sion Reform. Trans­mis­sion plan­ning needs to change to sup­port a clean, afford­able, and equi­table grid. Our new web resource fea­tures videos from state attor­neys gen­er­al about why trans­mis­sion reform is a crit­i­cal aspect of cli­mate response and pro­vides back­ground on how the Fed­er­al Ener­gy Reg­u­la­to­ry Com­mis­sion is approach­ing the over­haul. This resource will be updat­ed to reflect the lat­est devel­op­ments on trans­mis­sion reform.

Here’s what state attor­neys gen­er­al had to say on trans­mis­sion reform:

Connecti­cut AG William Tong

To reach our state and fed­er­al cli­mate and oth­er goals, we will need sub­stan­tial new trans­mis­sion infra­struc­ture. … Attor­neys gen­er­al have been active par­tic­i­pants before FERC, and we are work­ing now to make sure any new ener­gy infra­struc­ture is effi­cient, resilient, and affordable.”

Mary­land AG Bri­an Frosh

FERC’s new focus on trans­mis­sion reform presents an oppor­tu­ni­ty for find­ing cre­ative ways to ame­lio­rate the impacts of our reliance on fos­sil fuel plants in [low-income and major­i­ty minor­i­ty] com­mu­ni­ties. … Pro­mot­ing clean ener­gy gen­er­al­ly will lessen the health effects of fos­sil fuel-based ener­gy sources.”

Mass­a­chu­setts AG Mau­ra Healey

We have no time to waste in address­ing this cri­sis. [We need to start] build­ing new, equi­table, resilient, and effi­cient elec­tric trans­mis­sion on a big scale, and fast. … These changes need to be trans­par­ent, bold, and cen­ter the peo­ple most deeply impact­ed by the cli­mate crisis.”

Michi­gan AG Dana Nessel

I can imag­ine few things that would be more trans­for­ma­tion­al and ben­e­fi­cial for the con­sumers of my state than reform­ing the way we trans­mit ener­gy. It’ll cre­ate jobs, improve pub­lic health, reduce costs, and give us the ener­gy reli­a­bil­i­ty we’ve been demand­ing for years.”


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